Council-Chamber International Health Care Trade Mission to Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina

November 14, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.
November 19, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.

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South America Health Care Trade Mission Builds Relationships and Globally Positions Nashville

From November 14 to 19, nearly 30 Nashville health care industry executives participated in the Nashville Health Care Council and Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s International Health Care Trade Mission to Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Delegates met with government and business leaders in those countries to learn about their health care systems, share best practices and lessons learned and explore opportunities for business partnerships.

Led by retired HCA Chairman and CEO Jack O. Bovender, Jr., the trip marked the Council and Chamber’s ninth international trade mission. It was an outstanding experience.  We learned a great deal, not only about Chile and Argentina’s health care systems but about their economic and financial landscapes, as well, Bovender said. It was clear that both are interested in public–private partnerships with U.S. businesses and in attracting foreign investments, especially in health care.”

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Chilean Economy and Health Care System

The Chilean economy is flourishing after 30 years of sustained growth. The GDP has grown 216 percent since 1987 with the poverty level reduced to 15 percent. Their effective executive, legislative and judicial branches and low corruption rate mirrors the U.S. Read More

Argentine Health Care System

Representatives from the U.S. Embassy, and Argentina’s three health services sectors – social security, public and private insurance – outlined the current state of the country’s economy and health care system. Read More

Hear From the Delegates

Just like the flood that devastated Nashville, the earthquake brings with it the need to rebuild, which also brings opportunity.
– Janet Miller, chief economic development and marketing officer, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Read More

In the News

Health Care Council markets Nashville to the world
The City Paper (Nov. 12, 2010)

Latin America Dispatch: The potential and — maybe — the need for U.S. firms to band together
Post Business (Nov. 15, 2010)

Latin America Dispatch: We are Chile!
Post Business (Nov. 16, 2010)

Latin America Dispatch: The fiscal lockbox
Post Business (Nov. 18, 2010)

Latin America Dispatch: Musings from SMU grads
Post Business (Nov. 18, 2010)

Latin America Dispatch: Similar needs, similar opportunities
Post Business (Nov. 19, 2010)

Nashville can be a world leader in health services
The Tennessean (Nov. 30, 2010)